Does anyone else share my frustration with this? It doesn't matter what the temperature is, what time of year it is, or what clothes I have on - I am always either too hot or too cold. There is no comfortable temperature! It's always really bugged me. I'm constantly peeling off layers of clothing or wrapping myself back up. I'm posting this here because I'm not sure if this is autistic related e.g the sensory input. I also hate the feeling of most clothing material so this probably also plays a part.
This is very likely to be autism related. I don’t have this issue with general temperature per se but I do have it with the temperature of certain things. For example, I can’t stand the shower water being too hot, I need it to be a lot cooler than everyone else in my house and always have to turn it down. That said, I also can’t stand it being too cold, I have a very narrow ‘acceptable’ temperature range for water, I’m the same with washing up water. Food and drinks also can’t be too hot or too cold. I have to drink Luke warm coffee and let food cool down a lot before I can eat it, otherwise it hurts, conversely, I can’t eat or drink anything that’s too cold either because that hurts too.
As both you and Kitsun have posted, this could be an autistic link to the associated senses.
Touch - clothing, etc is one thing
Taste - You gave me the realisation that suddenly is a light bulb moment. I cannot eat/drink hot things (do not have a cast iron throat is one of my replies) so yes my coffee is cool/cold, meal has cooled down (Spicy heat is not an issue but temperature is). Yes too cold drinks are also what I avoid and get peeved when I have not asked for it but ice is added automatically in pubs/restaurants.
Im usually cold when others are hot or hot when others are cold.
Oh I hadn't thought about this but I'm the same too - I have a very narrow range of acceptable coffee temperature. To the point where I put coffee or tea in a flask with some cold water and that keeps it at the perfect temperature :) also with showers but I am the opposite - it has to be burning hot
I overheat and start sweating very easily, I dread summer. I'm fairly tolerant of cold but I always have to add cold water to a hot drink, I have no idea how people can drink something with steam coming off of it.
I also find sleep difficult on warmer nights as I love the feeling of the weight of a quilt but very quickly get too hot.
Look into bamboo bed covers to keep you cool at night and perhaps a wool or silk filled duvet as ways to keep more comfortable during the summer.
Not sure if this is the same thing you mean but my daughter (awaiting diagnosis) has a higher body temp she averages 38.5 - 39c and gets really sweaty. Not pleasant when she actually gets a fever!
I'll make a note to look into that thanks
This is interesting, I've never looked into actual body temperature. This is probably touching "TMI" territory, but if I get too warm I get sweaty instantly. I wear sports deodorant which works well but it's my back which gets hot the most, so it doesn't help there (not tried putting deodorant there ha) but I get hot/itchy back all the time. My partner has also told me I have terrible night sweats but I imagine this is "normal female monthly hormone" related rather than sensory related (again, sorry for TMI)
No worries, get what you mean on the hormones! Dread to think what daughter will be like then, she sweats so badly at night now (she's 8) but her dad is similar either really hot and sweaty or freezing cold! ( he is also undiagnosed)